Development Grants

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    The FAWCO Foundation Development Grants financially assist projects which are passionately supported by FAWCO Member Clubs and FAUSA

    The purpose of the program is to fund projects that can make an immediate impact and lead to success for the people they support. The assistance offered should be direct, with a goal of sustainability.

    Through The Foundation, FAWCO Member Clubs and FAUSA have been aiding worthy and reputable charitable projects around the globe for over 50 years. Some clubs are working “hands-on” with their projects while others make financial contributions or donations of goods. The Development Grants provide the financial assistance that can help the recipients achieve their goals.

    The Foundation encourages FAWCO clubs to nominate grassroots organizations that receive little to no sponsorship or support from other sources.

    Attention FAWCO Club Presidents and Reps!

    The ballot to vote for the 2024 Development Grants is now LIVE! As you go to cast your vote, please take the time to read the summaries of each project before making your selections. 

    The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 12pm CET.

    2024 Development Grants Slate

    Education

    For projects:

    • promoting literacy and supporting academic studies,
    • that build or provide classrooms, libraries or general learning facilities for disadvantaged women/children, 
    • that provide training designed to lead to economic and social empowerment for women and girls.  

    1. Educating Women & Girls Worldwide - $4,000

    Sponsored by Renuka Matthews

    2. The Coughlan Family Education Grant - $4,000

    in recognition of the generosity of the Coughlan Family

    3. Hope for Education - $4,000

    sponsored by Michele Hendrikse DuBois in memory of her parents Joan and Denis DuBois

    Human Rights

    For projects:

    • providing vocational training, teaching practical skills, promoting social entrepreneurial initiatives for at-risk/marginalized population groups,
    • addressing the critical problems of violence, food and shelter, healthcare, education, poverty, advocacy, human trafficking, prostitution, refugees, including all those impacted by economic, political or other forced migration,
    • promoting cultural understanding  

    1. FAUSA Effecting Change for Women and Children at Risk - $4,000

    2. Breaking the Cycle- $4,000

    sponsored by the FAWCO Foundation

    Global Issues

    For Projects: 

    • that fall within any of the FAWCO focus areas with which we align our Development Grants i.e., Education, Environment, Health or Human Rights.
    • that recognize club’s local charities often overlooked on the world stage, 
    • that take place in the nominating club's home country.

    1. Close to Home I - $4,000

    sponsored in part by donations to the  “From the Heart” program

    2. Close to Home II - $4,000

    sponsored by The FAWCO Foundation

    Environment

    For projects:

    • which contribute to supporting environmental action,
    • that help mitigate climate change, 
    • aimed at restoring the health of our planet.

    1. For the Health of Our Planet - $4,000

    sponsored in part by AIWC Cologne

    Health

    For Projects: 

    • providing medical treatment, diagnostic services, preventive care or medical counseling.
    • that include but are not limited to cancer, HIV/AIDS, communicable, non-communicable and environmental diseases, substance abuse, life-improving surgeries, mental issues, the critically ill, the disabled, the aged, medical transport, special needs and maternal health for mothers and children.

    1. Critical Health Concerns- $4,000

    sponsored by The FAWCO Foundation

    The FAWCO Foundation thanks our generous sponsors and the greater FAWCO community that donate both large and small to our programs. 

    Timeline

    Autumn

    Starting from mid-October

    The next year's Grants are announced! Choose the Grant best suited for your project.

    The application form is  available HERE.

    Review the form, check what information you need and get writing!

    Autumn

    Winter

    Gather your information and complete your application. Don't forget to have it proof read!

    Deadline for submissions January 27th

    Goodluck!

    Spring

    Results are announced at the annaul FAWCO Biennial Conference (or Interim Meeting) in March and are published to our website shortly thereafter. 

    If your charity received a Grant, congratulations! If not, be sure to apply again in the next cycle.

    Spring

    Summer

    Interested in applying for the next cycle?

    Identify your charity, familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements, and review past Grants to be ready for the fall!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who is eligible?

    Members of FAWCO clubs in good standing may nominate any organization. The nominating club must have supported the organization for a minimum of six months before application submission deadline January 27th.

    Support can be direct financial contributions, or physical contributions i.e. clothing/food/book drives, etc. or on the ground volunteers from your club. At least 3 club members must be involved.  

    Supporting projects that improve the human condition throughout the world